donation


donation

noun

  1. an act or instance of presenting something as a gift, grant, or contribution.
  2. a gift, as to a fund; contribution.

noun

  1. the act of giving, esp to a charity
  2. a contribution
n.

early 15c., from Old French donacion (13c.), from Latin donationem (nominative donatio) “a presenting, giving,” noun of action from past participle stem of donare “give as a gift,” from donum “gift,” from PIE *donum “gift” (cf. Sanskrit danam “offering, present,” Old Church Slavonic dani “tribute,” Lithuanian duonis “gift,” Old Irish dan “gift, endowment, talent,” Welsh dawn “gift”), from root *do- “to give” (see date (n.1)).

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